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Must be signed and returned to the editoral office

before the manuscript can be considered for publication

The transfer of copyright from author to publisher must be clearly stated in writing to enable the publisher to assure maximum dissemination of the authors work. Therefore, the following agreement, executed and signed by the author, is required with each manuscript submission. (If the article is a work made for hire it must be signed by the employer.)

The article entitled

is herewith submitted for publication in Journal of Materials Science and Engineering (A & B), David Publishing Company. It has not been published before, and it is not under consideration for publication in any other journals. It contains no matter that is scandalous, obscene, libelous, or otherwise contrary to law. When the article is accepted for publication, I, as the author (U.S. Government employees: see bottom of page), hereby agree to transfer to David Publishing Company all rights, including those pertaining to electronic forms and transmissions, under existing copyright laws, except for the following, which the author(s) specifically retain(s): 1. All proprietary rights other than copyright, such as patent rights; 2. The right to make further copies of all or part of the published article for my use in classroom teaching; 3. The right to reuse all or part of this material in a compilation of my own works or in a textbook of which I am the author; 4. The right to make copies of the published work for internal distribution within the institution that employs me I agree that copies made under these circumstances will continue to carry the copyright notice that appeared in the original published work. I agree to inform my co-authors, if any, of the above terms. I certify that I have obtained written permission for the use of text, tables, and/or illustrations from any copyrighted source(s), and I agree to supply such written permission(s) to Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, David Publishing Company upon request.

(1)Signature and date

(2)Signature and date

(1)Name and title

(2)Name and title

(1)Institution or company (if appropriate)

(2)Institution or company (if appropriate)

Government Copyright
I certify that the above article has been written in the course of the authors employment by the United States Government, so that it is not subject to U.S. copyright laws, or that it has been written in the course of the authors employment by the United Kingdom Government (Crown Copyright).




Note to U.S. Government Employees:

If the above article was not prepared as part of the employees duties, it is not a U.S. Government work. If the above article was prepared jointly, and any co-author is not a U.S. Government employee, it is not a U.S. Govern-

ment work.